October On the Scene

Out on the town this October? Here are some of the most fun and fabulous local galas, fundraisers, celebrations and other events to see and be seen at this month around Marin County.

Date TBD Marin Garden Center’s Edible Garden Fundraiser

The Marin Art and Garden Center’s annual fundraiser arrives in mid-October with a bounty from local restaurants and wineries plus the Center’s own Edible Garden. Botanical cocktails, al fresco dining and a stroll through the beautiful garden make this an elegant event to support the Art and Garden Center’s continued community engagement and education on the beauty of nature.

Date TBD Junior League of San Francisco’s Women’s Leadership Gala

The Junior League of San Francisco‘s annual Women’s Leadership Gala recognizes women who devote their time, passion and resources to the community. Last year’s event was hosted by Jan Yanehiro, a pioneering Japanese American broadcast journalist. Stay tuned for developments on 2024’s gala.

Date TBD Marin Foster Care’s Blues and Brews

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The Marin Foster Care Association hosts its annual Blues and Brews fundraiser, two evenings full of food, music and a live auction. All funds raised directly support Marin’s foster youth and their caregivers. Last year’s extravaganza raised $375,000. Photos by Chris Constantine.

Date TBD St. Vincent de Paul’s Pennies from Heaven

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The St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin‘s annual Pennies from Heaven gala supports the society’s programs for those in need of food and shelter in Marin County. In 2023, the sold-out gala raised $600,000 for services for homeless and food-insecure people. Photos: Steven Gregory Photography

Give Back When You Go Out: Volunteer

Looking for more ways to give back to our community by volunteering your time? Here’s a list of Marin County nonprofits supporting a variety of causes — ranging from helping our most vulnerable residents to keeping our environment healthy — where your assistance can really make a difference.